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    Post by Chris on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:16 am

    Do you think pets belonging to low-income families should qualify for their own public assistance and receive things like food stamps?



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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:43 am

    ... Give food stamps to pets? Why?



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    Post by Supernova on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:12 am

    Forgiveness Man wrote:... Give food stamps to pets? Why?

    A lot of people have had to give up their dogs over the years because their own economical status took a sharp turn for the worse and they couldn't afford to keep their pets anymore. I think it could be a good idea, they gotta eat too.
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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:15 am

    They can practically do it now from what I hear. If they give them MORE money for Fido's food, I'm willing to bet Fido ain't gonna see a dime of it in most cases. No to more government money.


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    Post by Shale on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:20 am

    NO. All social welfare programs are stretched as it is.

    There are probably other charities that focus on animals and those should be contacted - otherwise a pet is a luxury that you can live without. (Srsly, there are groups who spend thousands of dollars in medical expenses on stray dogs who are not concerned about the health of ppl)




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    Post by CeCe on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:21 pm

    I think if someone wants to start a private organization to offer help to people that's fantastic. But government subsidized? No.






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    Post by Bluesmama on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:26 pm

    I agree with both Shale and Cece.



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    Bluesmama wrote:I agree with both Shale and Cece.

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    Post by Tony Marino on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:45 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:They can practically do it now from what I hear. If they give them MORE money for Fido's food, I'm willing to bet Fido ain't gonna see a dime of it in most cases. No to more government money.

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    Post by wants2laugh on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:03 pm

    wow... i cant believe this was even thought of!!! i love animals.. my dalmatian was my kid.. i spent $8000 for her to live an extra two years.

    BUT -- HELL NOOOOOOO!!!! I'm a federal employee who cannot collect state disability even tho i pay into it. So maternity leave, or hospitalization needs to come out of my sick leave or vacation time. WHY would i want to pay for someone else to have an animal? Pets ARE a luxury like shale said. So what is next? should we establish medicaid for vet bills???

    and before overpopulation of animals and kill shelters are discussed... guess what.. if owners were responsible, they would have their spayed/neutered and we wouldnt have the kind of problem we would now. NOW that im thinking of it... our local shelters offer free spaying/neutering for low income ppl's pets. i have enough bills.. i dont want anyone elses



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:50 pm

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